Correctional Officer Ronald Levert Richardson

Correctional Officer Ronald Levert Richardson

District of Columbia Department of Corrections, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, October 7, 1991

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Ronald Levert Richardson

Correctional Officer Ronald Richardson was assassinated during a court case in which he was a key witness.

The case stemmed from a 1990 incident in which he and another officer had been taken hostage after they confronted a man in a halfway house who was smoking crack cocaine.

Officer Richardson was leaving his home at 7:30 am when he was shot and killed by a professional hit man as he got into his car. The shooting occurred in the 5700 block of Blaine Street, NE. The suspect was arrested and convicted of his murder.

Officer Richardson had served with the District of Columbia Department of Corrections for nine years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

ambush, at home, retaliation

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Officer Richardson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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